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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,831) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Collins

Walsall Walsall vs Carlisle United Carlisle

Walsall 1

W Grigg (33)

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Carlisle 1

M Robson (50)

Robson rocket denies Saddlers

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:44pm

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Robson: Hit a spectacular equaliser

Robson: Hit a spectacular equaliser

Defender Matty Robson grabbed a spectacular equaliser to earn Carlisle United a 1-1 draw at Walsall.

Robson fired a free-kick into the top corner from 25-yards out after Saddlers' defender Olly Lancashire had fouled Liam Noble.

Walsall were the better side in the first half and deservedly took the lead in the 33rd minute when young winger Jamie Paterson delivered a perfect free-kick beyond the far post where Will Grigg stooped to head his third goal of the season.

At that point Walsall looked comfortable but Carlisle manager Greg Abbott changed his formation in the second half and his side should have been level within a couple of minutes of the restart. Substitute Francois Zoko crossed for Lee Miller to head down but Noble failed to beat home goalkeeper James Walker from 10 yards.

The Cumbrians then went looking for the winner with some lively raids and 10 minutes from the end top scorer Miller connected with a powerful header which James Walker saved brilliantly. Then, with eight minutes to go Zoko fluffed a glorious chance to clinch all three points by screwing his shot wide of the left-hand post from Noble's pass.

In the last minute Carlisle keeper Adam Collin denied Walsall with a great save from Paterson's free-kick.

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2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40